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Integrating Dual Subwoofers with Single Driver Horn Loaded Speakers

Customer Profile Cesar Rubio is a San Francisco Architectural photographer and keen audiophile. His tastes in components lean towards vinyl, valves and single driver or horn speakers. His high end audio system is installed in his living room which he also uses for entertaining. Project Overview This particular engagement involved integrating two JL Audio F112 […]

Helping Venhaus Audio Improve His Room Acoustics

Customer Profile The client, Chris Venhaus, is owner and operator of VH Audio. He has quite a bit of experience with acoustic measurements and had made an effort to acoustically treat his room. However he wanted to get an expert “second opinion” on his acoustic measurements and what further opportunities for improvement there might be. […]

Room Modes 101

What are room modes and how do they impact sound quality? Some unavoidable facts: ALL rooms have naturally occurring resonance frequencies called room modes or standing waves. If you read around the web you’ll find some more esoteric terms like eigentones or eigenmodes. I quite like calling them modal resonances. Room modes are the main cause […]

What is a high end stereo system?

A high end stereo system is something magical. Properly done, a high end audio system will transform how you listen to music and give you immense satisfaction for years to come. A high end stereo system is more than the sum of its parts. Stereo systems, unlike home theaters, have only a few pieces. Each one […]

How to Buy the Right Acoustic Panels: Part 1

How do you buy the right acoustic panels? This blog article is part of a mini-series that should give you a good overview on how to buy the right acoustic panels for your home theater, home recording studio or listening room. I say partially because acoustics is a very complex topic, and as you read […]

High End Stereo Speakers 101: How to Shop for Them

You found this blog article, but who are you? This article is targeted at people who are thinking about getting a high end audio system, not really those who already have one. But even if you do have one, you might learn something, so feel free to read on. Anyhow, let’s begin! So, you are […]